Review: could Mirena cause Hair thinning?
Summary: Hair thinning could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Levothyroxine sodium, and have Contraception.
We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,052 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.
On Apr, 16, 2014: 62,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 1,052 people (1.68%) have Hair Thinning. They amount to 0.46% of all the 226,533 people who have Hair Thinning on eHealthMe.
Time on Mirena when people have Hair thinning * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair thinning||5.22%||35.77%||18.54%||20.10%||15.67%||4.70%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Mirena * :
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.27%||1.92%||37.86%||40.33%||18.79%||0.82%||0.00% |
Severity of Hair thinning when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair thinning||22.22%||77.78%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (628 people, 59.70%)
- Menorrhagia (52 people, 4.94%)
- Depression (10 people, 0.95%)
- Endometriosis (9 people, 0.86%)
- Thyroidectomy (6 people, 0.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levothyroxine sodium (8 people, 0.76%)
- Antibiotics (7 people, 0.67%)
- Yasmin (7 people, 0.67%)
- Lexapro (7 people, 0.67%)
- Zoloft (6 people, 0.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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